Executive DirectorWith over 25 years of small business and non-profit executive management and development experience, Sheri comes to NewSpring from her most recent role as COO for the Aspen Art Museum. She has served as CEO/COO/ and Director for various nonprofit organizations in Texas, Tennessee, California and Colorado.; CEO for Houston Center for Literacy, Director of Development for A.D. Players and COO for the Aspen Art Museum. She has also served on the NewSpring Advisory Board for the past several years and has partnered with NewSpring in her role as Director of Development for A.D. Players. Sheri has a passion for serving those members of our community most in need - specifically the children and families of Spring Branch. Sheri grew up in Spring Branch, graduated from Spring Woods High School, and is an Aggie, Texas A&M University, Class of '85. Sheri is married and has two grown children, Sydney and Jude.
Marketing DirectorAngela Wheat Cheves is a native Houstonian and proud of her roots in Spring Branch. She graduated from the University of Texas (Austin) with a B.A. in Art. She joined the MD Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project (formerly Children’s Christmas Card Project) in 1986. Her 29 year career focused on product development, sales and marketing leadership as the Associate Director. In 2018, she joined the NewSpring staff to focus on marketing, community relations, administrative management and most importantly, to positively impact the Spring Branch community. Angela is a lifelong member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and also attends Chapelwood United Methodist Church with her husband, Doug Cheves. Together, they have four children and eight grandchildren.
Visual Arts DirectorNadine Herrera grew up in Houston, is a graduate of Houston Baptist University, and has always enjoyed serving her community. She received her MBA in 2009 and after working for AT&T for 15 years, decided to leave the company to pursue her dream of helping others through a non-profit organization. In 2015, she accepted the position of Visual Arts Director which allows her to serve and support the students of Spring Branch through Newspring’s afterschool visual arts program. Nadine firmly believes that communication and good relationships with students and their families are the key to a successful after school program.
Visual Arts TeacherLinda obtained her BFA through Houston Baptist University and immediately jumped into the masters program of the same university. In 2016 she studied abroad during the masters program gaining a different perspective on art. After graduating with her MFA the following year she wanted to pass on all the things gained from school to students to broaden their artistic scope.
Manager of Development and Community EngagementJessica obtained her Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Arts in Spanish Literature and her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at Texas Tech University. Her bilingual skills are a welcome addition to our team!